Catholic News Headlines December 5 and 6, 2010


Dec. 4, 7pm—Dec. 6, 7pm

American Life League (Judie Brown)

Share this article on Facebook WHO SHOULD LIVE? WHO SHOULD DIE? TAKE A POLL! – One of the most remarkable aspects of the digital information age is the ongoing use of polls—designed, I suppose, to make people feel like their opinion really matters.

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Share this article on Facebook Bishop of Fresno dies after lung cancer struggle – Fresno, Calif., Dec 6, 2010 / 03:22 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Bishop John T. Steinbock of Fresno, California died in the early morning of Dec. 5, in the company of his

Share this article on Facebook Dec. 7 brings feast of St. Ambrose, beloved fourth-century bishop – Denver, Colo., Dec 5, 2010 / 07:54 am ( CNA ).- On Dec. 7, the Catholic Church will celebrate the memory of St. Ambrose, the brilliant Bishop of Milan who influenced St.

Share this article on Facebook Pope urges Catholics to prepare their hearts for Jesus’ birth – Vatican City, Dec 5, 2010 / 01:50 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Thousands of families gathered in St. Peter’s Square this morning to hear Pope Benedict speak about preparing

Share this article on Facebook Prop. 8 hearings begin in Court of Appeals – San Francisco, Calif., Dec 6, 2010 / 06:10 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- A panel of 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judges is hearing arguments from Proposition 8 supporters and

Share this article on Facebook Rep. Smith: New women veterans’ bill says abortion is not health care – Washington D.C., Dec 5, 2010 / 05:52 pm ( CNA ).- A “Bill of Rights” for women veterans will help ensure their comprehensive and effective treatment while being

Share this article on Facebook Spanish choir prepares to sing for World Youth Day – Madrid, Spain, Dec 6, 2010 / 11:55 am ( CNA ).- The Donostiarra Choir, the most prestigious in Spain, will sing for Pope Benedict XVI at the final Mass for World Youth

Share this article on Facebook Spanish reality show winner shares message of life – Madrid, Spain, Dec 6, 2010 / 06:02 pm ( CNA ).- Spanish recording artist and reality show winner Miriam Fernandez was born with cerebral palsy and uses a walker to get

Share this article on Facebook Worcester’s Deacon Sullivan shares healing story – Worcester, Mass., Dec 5, 2010 / 01:08 pm ( CNA ).- St. Paul Society dinner-goers in Worcester, Mass. got a bit closer to Blessed John Henry Newman last month.

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook Actor Mel Gibson attempts comeback with ‘The Beaver’ – Actor Mel Gibson has largely lost all favor with his U.S. fan base. Accusations of abuse of his former girlfriend, …

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook 2d Sunday of Advent: Happy Priest on John the Baptist – The Witness – John, the great witness, preaches the truth of Christ to the massive crowds of people that listen to …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook 14-year-old Mexican boy accused in four decapitation murders – A 14-year-old Mexican boy, only known as “Edgar,” is accused in the murder and decapitations of …

Share this article on Facebook Abp. Hepworth and the Traditional Anglican Communion’s Plans for Ordinariates – ‘Each of us, in our application to become a member of an Ordinariate, will be seeking to be Catholics of …

Share this article on Facebook Reflection on the 2d Sunday of Advent from the Congregation for the Clergy – “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” (Mt 3:1). The heartfelt appeal of the man that …

Share this article on Facebook Summit convenes on protecting the wild tiger – The wild tiger, with its grace and stripes has long been seen as a symbol of natural beauty. The tiger’s …

Share this article on Facebook Threats Surround Asia Bibi, Christian Convicted of ‘Blaspheming’ Mohammed – Asia Bibi, a 45 year-old mother, was sentenced to death by hanging on Nov. 8, 17 months after being arrested …

Share this article on Facebook World analyzes Iran’s declaration of yellowcake uranium production – The announcement by Iran’s nuclear energy chief Ali Akbar Salehi that Iran has produced its first batch …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Hillary Clinton says she will not run for president – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has once again reiterated that she will not run for president in 2012 – or even …

Share this article on Facebook Population Research Institute: Ted Turner Calls for Global One-Child Policy – The media mogul has long been infatuated with Chinese-style “family planning.” Appearing on …

Share this article on Facebook Senator wants to make distribution of scanner photos illegal – New York Senator Charles Schumer wants to make it illegal for anyone to distribute or record images produced by …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Arsenic-based life forms discovered in California lake – NASA made an exciting announcement last week that raises the bar for other life in the universe – or at the very …

Share this article on Facebook Breaking: Bishop John Steinbock of the Diocese of Fresno Dies from from Lung Cancer – ‘Cancer of itself is not a gift, but the grace to accept it, embrace it, and give thanks for it, is the …

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal George on ‘The Kingdom of God and Religious Liberty’ – ‘To be herself, the church must be free to govern herself by her own laws and to worship God, to proclaim …

Share this article on Facebook Catholics for Equality? Homosexual Equivalency Activists Foment Dissent – Efforts to call homosexual acts morally acceptable and then force society to call relationships which are not …

Share this article on Facebook ‘Scariest job chart ever’ released – A chart, described as “the scariest job chart ever” by Henry Blodget from the Web site …

Share this article on Facebook WikiLeaks founder threatens to unleash documents concerning Guantanamo Bay – Facing pressure on all sides, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is threatening to unleash uncensored documents that …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook 3 media workers accuse publisher of rape – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, Dec. 6, 2010—Two lady employees and a lady news reporter of the defunct Periodico News Network (PNN) have filed complaints of rape and harassment

Share this article on Facebook Church supports IP’s anti-mining protest in Zambo Sur – MIDSALIP, Zamboanga del Sur, Dec. 5, 2010—The Catholic Church has declared its full support to the Indigenous People in their protests against mineral exploration

Share this article on Facebook Lawmaker predicts smooth sailing of FOI bill – CAGAYAN DE ORO City, Dec. 5, 2010—A proponent of the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill has predicted that it will smoothly pass the 15th Congress than the reproductive

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook A Very Pomplamoose Christmas

Share this article on Facebook Jews! – After a shark attack left a woman dead in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egyptian officials are publicly speculating that the Israeli Mossad could have put sharks in the sea to harm

Share this article on Facebook Kennedys, Cuomos, And Palins – What is it with the Kennedys and Cuomos? I mean, we get it. Religion in the public sphere is a horrible thing unless it can be used to your advantage. Gotcha. Kathleen

Share this article on Facebook Most Offensive Ad Of The Day – Wow. This is just stupid. Really stupid. Really really stupid. How could they think that replacing the body and blood of Jesus with Doritos and Pepsi (even if

Share this article on Facebook PETA Ad: Papal Condoms – The crazies at PETA , who once compared chicken farms to the holocaust, are now using a photoshopped image of the Pope handing out condoms to encourage people to neuter

Share this article on Facebook The Gingerbread Basilica – A pastry chef at The Four Seasons in Georgetown created a gingerbread reproduction of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral. It’s kinda’ cool I’ve gotta’ admit. The Weekly

Share this article on Facebook Wikileaks Exposes Double Standards – The awesome Zip over at Weasel Zippers makes an awesome point. Managing editor of Time Magazine Richard Stengel had the following to say this weekend about their

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Audiences for Dec 6 – VATICAN CITY, 6 DEC 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in separate audiences: – Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, archbishop of Naples, Italy. – Archbishop Hans-Josef

Share this article on Facebook Faith Strengthened When Illuminated By The Divine Word – VATICAN CITY, 5 DEC 2010 (VIS) – At noon today, the second Sunday of Advent, the Holy Father stood at the window of his study to pray the Angelus with the faithful

Share this article on Facebook Holy Father Receives Prime Minister Of Hungary – VATICAN CITY, 6 DEC 2010 (VIS) – Today at noon, the Press Office of the Holy See made public the following communique: “On the morning of Monday, 6 December, the Holy

Share this article on Facebook Latin American Bishops Discuss Evangelization, Denounce Violence, Corruption – Making clear that all of their dioceses are “in a permanent state of mission,” the presidents of the episcopal conferences of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, met

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for Dec 4 – VATICAN CITY, 4 DEC 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Appointed Bishop Jozef Guzdek, auxiliary of Krakow, Poland, as military ordinary of Poland. – Accepted the

Share this article on Facebook Prayer In Situations Of Violence, Intolerance, Suffering – VATICAN CITY, 5 DEC 2010 (VIS) – After praying the Angelus, Benedict XVI asked for prayer during this Advent season “for all the situations of violence, intolerance, and

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Spokesman Echoes Pope’s Call To Protect Unborn – Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press Office, has echoed Pope Benedict’s call, made at the recent worldwide vigil for nascent human life, to protect

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook 2nd Sunday of Advent – Danielle Bean: O Come, O Come, Emanuel! | 2nd Sunday Prayer: O Lord, stir up our hearts that we may prepare for Thy only begotten Son that through His coming we may be

Share this article on Facebook Books That Lead to Bethlehem – Patricia and Kerry Crawford: Good Reads for Children at Christmas | ’Tis the season! Lighting the candles on the Advent wreath, counting down the days on the Advent

Share this article on Facebook From Colic to College – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: Parenting | (Join each day’s Coffee Talk discussion: Mon: Parenting; Tues: Open Forum; Wed: NFP; Thu: Marriage; Fri: Education; Sat/Sun:

Share this article on Facebook Incredible, Edible St. Nick – Danielle Bean: | We did it! We baked him! And all were pleased. Everyone, that is, but one 5-year-old who was pretty put-out to discover that the jolly old saint’s

Share this article on Facebook Jolly Old Saint Nick – Danielle Bean: How are you celebrating today’s feast? | Hooray! It’s the feast of St. Nicholas! I love this feast because it’s a perfect excuse to share some treats with

Share this article on Facebook Oh Christmas Tree! – Rachel Balducci: Tell me about yours | Yesterday we picked out our Christmas tree and for the first time in years, we tried something new. Since our first Christmas,

Share this article on Facebook T.R.U.T.H. – Lynn Wehner: Did you even know it was an acronym? | I was walking along in my neighborhood, unsettled, but doing some of my best thinking and praying of the chaotic day.

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook – The spokesman of the Institute for Family Policy in Spain, Mariano Martinez-Aedo, recently warned that although “large families carry out countless and wide-ranging

Share this article on Facebook `Father Oprah’ and Wife Welcome Their First Daughter – The Miami priest once known as “Father Oprah,” who joined the Episcopal Church after his breaking his Catholic vow of celibacy, announced the birth of his first child on

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Cancun Climate Conference

Share this article on Facebook Delaware jury holds Catholic parish liable for priest’s abuse – In a rare decision, a Catholic parish has been held liable for the actions of a priest in the amount of $3 million. A Delaware jury has ordered St. Elizabeth Church in

Share this article on Facebook Pakistan: terrorists issue fatwa against Catholic cabinet minister – Terrorist organizations associated with the Taliban have issued a fatwa against Shabhaz Bhatti, a Catholic layman who serves as Pakistan’s minister for religious

Share this article on Facebook Philadelphia City Hall returns the word ‘Christmas’ to sign after protests – Philadelphia, Pa., Dec 3, 2010 ( EWTN News ) Philadelphia’s City Hall returned the word “Christmas” to an archway near a local holiday market after the city’s

Share this article on Facebook Pope explains relationship between faith and reason to International Theological Commission

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – December 6, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Dec. 6 4:00 – Wikileaks: Terrorist or Champion of Free Press? WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, in the face of

Share this article on Facebook Two more Christians murdered overnight in Baghdad – Two more Christians have been murdered in Baghdad, as the campaign of violence against Iraq’s religious minority continues unabated. The latest murders—of an elderly

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Carhart to Face Pro-Life Protestors as Late Abortions Begin – When LeRoy Carhart arrives at the Germantown Reproductive Health Services abortion center on Monday to start doing late abortions there, he will be greeted by pro-life

Share this article on Facebook Embryonic Stem Cell Research Alternatives Still Present Moral Concerns – Scientists have recently developed a safe and efficient method to create induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells from adult skin cells. Many opponents of embryonic stem

Share this article on Facebook Gingrich Leans to Presidential Bid, Huckabee: Media Too Focused on Palin – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a pro-life advocate, says he is more inclined than not to consider a presidential bid in 2012 seeking the GOP nomination against

Share this article on Facebook Michigan Pro-Lifers Oppose New Abortion Clinic in Auburn Hills – Local pro-life advocates in the Detroit area will begin opposing the new abortion center Planned Parenthood is outfitting for Auburn Hills. The abortion business

Share this article on Facebook New Zealand Court: Doctors Don’t Have to Suggest Abortions – The New Zealand High Court gave pro-life physicians a victory when it ruled that new Medical Council guidelines have overstepped the law and need to be amended. The

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Poll Claims Women Don’t Trust Palin on Abortion – A new poll commissioned by Planned Parenthood claims women trust the abortion business on the issue of abortion more than they trust pro-life potential presidential

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Group Worries “Death Panels” Added Back to ObamaCare – A pro-life organization that monitors end-of-life issues is worried the infamous “death panels” have been added back into the implication of the controversial ObamaCare

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Organization Prepares for New Abortion Investigations – Live Action has made a national name for itself because of its undercover investigations of abortion centers showing video footage of staff misleading women on

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook 64% of Canadian abortion facilities have pro-life presence: study – by Patrick B. Craine VANCOUVER, B.C., December 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Twenty-one of Canada’s 33 abortion facilities currently have a pro-life presence, reports the

Share this article on Facebook Argentina gives legal sex-change to man, declaring him a woman – by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman BUENOS AIRES, December 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The government of Argentina has become the first in Latin America to legally declare a

Share this article on Facebook Belgium court allows parents to sue for ‘wrongful birth’ when disabled child born – by Hilary White BRUSSELS, December 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Brussels Court of Appeal has ruled that parents may sue physicians who fail to diagnose “serious

Share this article on Facebook DADT repeal positive for US troops? Studies and troops say…no. – by On the Beat The cultural left is on the march to wreck the military, but hopefully the Senate’s impasse over tax cuts and the budget will run out the clock on “Don’t

Share this article on Facebook Man threatens to shoot Rockford pro-lifers outside abortion facility – by Thaddeus Baklinski ROCKFORD, Illinois, December 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A man accompanying a woman into the notorious Rockford abortion mill on December 3

Share this article on Facebook NewsBytes Dec. 6 – Environmental Extremism – by Steve Jalsevac * Disclaimer: The linked items below or the websites at which they are located do not necessarily represent the views of LifeSiteNews.com. They are

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood’s Christmas perversion – by Caitlin Bowers Dear friend of life and family, Planned Parenthood has a most perverse way of celebrating the Birth of Christ. For the past several years, the largest

Share this article on Facebook Pressure mounts for repeal of gay military ban before Congress ends – by Peter Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., December 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Opponents of the federal ban on homosexuals serving openly in the military are increasing the

Share this article on Facebook Some basic facts – a primer on pro-life arguments – by Celia Wolf-Devine Note: Celia Wolf-Devine is an extensively published author and lecturer in Philosophy. She, along with her husband Phil Devine are co-authors of a

Share this article on Facebook Surgeon: birth control pill a ‘molotov cocktail’ for breast cancer – by Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., December 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – How often do doctors in America prescribe a Group One carcinogen – one recognized as a

Share this article on Facebook Ted Turner calls for global one-child policy like China’s – by Patrick B. Craine CANCUN, Mexico, December 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Media billionaire Ted Turner called on world leaders Sunday to institute an international

Share this article on Facebook Wrong again, Ted: Billionaire and father-of-five’s ‘despicable’ global one-child plan – by Steve Mosher Note: Steve Mosher is the President of the Population Research Institute. He is an internationally recognized authority on China and population issues.

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook PETA Uses Pope in New Condom Ad – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, better known as PETA, is capitalizing on the Pope’s recent comments on condoms in

Share this article on Facebook Poll: Most Women Uninformed About Pill Dangers – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new poll has found that the majority of women are woefully under-informed about the medical dangers of the birth control

Share this article on Facebook Signers of Manhattan Declaration Petition Apple – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist More than a half million signers of the Manhattan Declaration, a document urging Christians to stand for life, marriage and

Share this article on Facebook UN Meeting Opens With Prayer to Mayan Goddess – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The opening statement to delegates at the United Nation’s Framework Convention on Climate Change which opened in Cancun on

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Bishop Sample brings Extraordinary Form to Marquette – Fr John Boyle has an excellent account with many photographs of the Pontifical Low Mass, the first Mass in the usus antiquior since the liturgical reforms, which H.E.

Share this article on Facebook Dec. 6th: Feast of St. Nicholas – As today is the Feast of St. Nicholas, I would to share two pieces with you. The first is a guest contribution by the moderator of http://www.byzcath.org , John Vernoski, and

Share this article on Facebook The Blessed Silence: Christ Portrayed as an Angel – Fr Ray Blake from St Mary Magdalen in Brighton, England, just sent me this link to his blog , and his piece about Russian icons that depict Christ as an angel. Given

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Find any candy or fruit in your shoes today? – Happy Feast of St. Nicholas! Want to know the real story behind the man with the white beard? Check out OSV’s article ” The Real St. Nicholas ,” by Thomas J. Craughwell:

Share this article on Facebook If you subscribe to this blog on Kindle… – We apologize for an error that was preventing our posts from being picked up by our blog subscribers on Amazon’s Kindle. The feed has been fixed. And if you have a

Patrick Madrid

Share this article on Facebook Tom Peterson of “Catholics Come Home” talks with Fr. Benedict Groeschel – Many of you are familiar with the wonderful media outreach to fallen-away Catholics that has been conducted for several years by the good people at Catholics Come Home .

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Does Richard Dawkins Exist or is He a Dangerous Dillusion?

Stories From the Heart

Share this article on Facebook #349 – When Non-Catholics Die – “Stories from the Heart” is a daily radio program which features Catholic inspirational stories. The stories are uplifting, bringing the heart and soul closer to God. Each show is around 14 minutes.

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook “Eve” by Madeleine L’Engle – Eve and Mary* by Sr. Grace Remington, O.C.S.O “Eve” When we left the garden we knew that it would be forever. The new world we entered was dark and strange. Nights were

Share this article on Facebook Deacon Greg is Moving! – He talks about it here : After 15 happy months here at Beliefnet, and several weeks of hand-wringing and finger-drumming while I make up my mind, I’ve decided to pull up

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Bishops, Evangelicals Call for Action on New Start Treaty – WASHINGTON (December 6, 2010)—Spokespersons for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the National Association of Evangelicals are making a joint call for

Share this article on Facebook Religious Leaders Voice Shared Commitment to Protect Marriage – WASHINGTON (December 6, 2010) — Leaders of some of the largest religious communities in the United States have come together to express their commitment toward the

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Austrian MP tells it like he sees it. KABLAM! – Here is an amazing piece of video from the Austrian Parliament. Austrian MP Ewald Stadler speaks to the position of the Turkish Ambassador and tells off some of his

Share this article on Facebook Brick by Brick in Marquette – Fr. John Boyle, of Caritas in Veritate, now in Marquette, MI has a great account of a Pontifical Low Mass celebrated by my old friend H.E. Most Rev. Alex Sample, Bishop

Share this article on Facebook Christian couple killed by “Arabs” in Baghdad – More worrisome news from Baghdad via CNN: Iraq: Gunmen kill elderly Christian couple inside their Baghdad home By the CNN Wire Staff December 5, 2010 (CNN) — Attackers

Share this article on Facebook Doubling it up in TV commericials – I have noticed a recent trend in TV commercials. It seems that companies are joining forces to have their products in one same commercial. For example, yesterday, I saw

Share this article on Facebook NCFishwrap has a new columnist! Prepared to be astounded. – NCFishwrap has a new weekly columnist.  No, it is not I.  I haven’t been invited.  Would I accep…. no.. no… don’t go there. We have seen her before here, when she

Share this article on Facebook People Eating Tasty Animals – PETA deserves contempt. Sadly, the more they are attacked, the more self-righteous they become. I propose that you increase the amount of meat in your diet. If you don’t

Share this article on Facebook Photos of your Advent Wreaths – How about some photos of your Advent wreaths? If you don’t have one, perhaps your parish does.

Share this article on Facebook Pont. Comm. “Ecclesia Dei” intervenes in Croatia – It was apparent not long after 7 July 2007, when Summorum Pontificum was issued, that suddenly all sorts of bishops became intensely interested in implementing the

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: cutting back confession hours before Christmas – From a reader: In the parish where I presently reside, it was announced today that the normal two hours of confessions heard on Saturdays, would be only one hour next

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: How to explain devotion to TLM to people who don’t like it – From a reader: Do you have any tips for charitably explaining one’s devotion to the TLM with those members of the Church, who, having attended the TLM in their youth,

Share this article on Facebook REVIEW: Wyoming Catholic College Christmas Music CD – I had a note from the nice folks at Wyoming Catholic College – a great place.   They have produced their second CD of Christmas Music. It is very good!  There are some

Share this article on Facebook Secularist hypocrites against reason and free speech – I picked this up from Sancte Pater to whom a biretta tip   o{]:¬)   is owed.   The original is at EWTN. Are you ready for this sort of thing where you are? Activists

Share this article on Facebook The Feeder Feed: new old birds – I am seeing a few old friends at the feeder right now.   It is getting cold out there, so birds who are usually off look elsewhere are coming around.  Also, I now have a

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS 2nd Sunday of Advent (1962MR) – The 2nd Sunday of Advent harks to the City of David: Jerusalem.   Indeed the Roman Station is at Santa Croce in Gerusalemme. Jerusalem is not just the physical place we

Share this article on Facebook Wed 8 Dec: Holy Day of OBLIGATION. Have a plan! – Also, 8 December is, I believe, a Holy Day of Obligation in most places.  It is the Feast/Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. Have you made a plan to go to Mass?

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